Beat your best time at parkrun

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The very first Stonehaven parkrun was held on Saturday in Mineralwell Park.

Parkrun is a free, weekly, timed 5k walk/jog/run at 9.30am every Saturday, friendly and fun, and open to all ages and abilities.


Male: 1, Ronald Gauld (VM35-39), Stonehaven Running Club, 17:47; 2, Darroch Anderson (JM15-17) (Unattached), 18:45; 3, Tim Esler (VM35-39) (Unattached), 18:54.

Female: 1, Elaine Omand, (SW25-29), Dundee Road Runners AC, (17th overall), 23:00; 2, Mhairi Gervais (SW30-34) (Unattached), 24:45; 3, Susan Gervais (SW30-34) (Unattached), 25:55.

The following recorded the best Age Grade scores:

Ronald Gauld (VM35-39) was graded 75.63% for the time 17:47 (first overall).

Darroch Anderson (JM15-17) was graded 73.07% for 18:45 (second overall).

Anthony Hay (JM15-17) was graded 71.98% for 19:20 (4th overall).

There were 86 runners, of whom 85 were first timers. Representatives of 15 different athletics clubs took part.

Stonehaven parkrun will take place each Saturday at 9.30am in Mineralwell Park - all are welcome! Participants just need to register first at

* Our picture shows competitors at Saturday’s event.